Star Wars Galaxy Magazine & Collector - The Directory

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  1. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Star Wars Galaxy Magazine premiered in Fall 1994 with a comic-sized format. Available in comic shops, it featured news, especially related to collecting, gaming, and fiction. It included comic shorts that were later reprinted as Dark Horse Comics one-shots. Published by TOPPS, issues usually came with Star Wars Trading card promos or other unique SW cards exclusive to the issue. posters often came bagged or stapled to the issues featuring artwork and information. This format lasted for 13 issues, concluding in late 1997.

    In 1998, they changed format and printed a magazine-sized special: The Official Guide to Star Wars Toys. Following this, the magazine stayed magazine-sized, and changed its title to Star Wars Galaxy Collector.

    The magazine now focused more on Collecting, with frequent article contributions by Steve Sansweet. Most issues also included a double-sided poster, featuring new products, or reprinting vintage posters. This series ran for 8 issues and ended in 1999.
     
  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Galaxy Magazine Issues

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 1
    Around the Galaxy: News about Star Wars stuff
    New Visions Artist: Ken Steacy
    West End Games Presents: Taggor Bren
    Bantam Book Excerpt: The Crystal Star
    Game Room: The making of Dark Forces
    Dark Horse Presents: Droids 8-page comic
    Star FX: VistaVision
    Galactic Bazaar: Ceramic Star Wars figurines
    POSTER: 8-page Boba Fett fold-out poster by Markus Harrison
    COMIC: This issue came with a B&W Tales of the Jedi Preview comic

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 2
    Artist Interview & Portfolio: Dave Dorman
    Del Rey Book Excerpt: A Wind To Shake the Stars (Part one of the SW Radio Dramatization)
    West End Games Presents: Battle of Cadinth
    Game Room: Game testers review Super Return of the Jedi
    Comicscan: Interview with Al Williamson
    Dark Horse Presents: Tales of Mos Eisley part 1
    Galactic Bazaar: Unproduced Kenner Star Wars toys
    POSTER: Millennium Falcon Behind the Scenes & Art from the Hamilton Collection Plate
    COMIC: This issue came with a B&W X-Files comic preview

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 3
    Artist Interview & Portfolio: Jae Lee
    West End Games Presents: Lumiya
    Book Excerpt: Children of the Jedi
    Design an Alien Contest
    Game Room: How LucasArts creates aliens
    Dark Horse Presents: Tales of Mos Eisley part 2
    Star FX: Industrial Light & Magic
    Galactic Bazaar: Star Wars alien toys and collectibles
    POSTER: The Essential Guide to Star Wars Aliens (Photos & Art with descriptions on back)

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 4
    Kenner Figures Right: Kenner returns with new Star Wars figures
    Artists’ Profile & Portfolio: Campell/Garner
    Interview: Billy Dee Williams – Swashbuckler in Disguise
    From the NPR Dramatization: ESB Duel
    Comicscan: Comic illustrators talk about Empire’s influence
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Tales of Mos Eisley part 3
    Game Room: ESB video games
    Star FX: Richard Edlund – effects wizard behind Empire
    Galactic Bazaar: Empire collectibles
    POSTER: Battle of Hoth by Steve Riess

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 5
    Remasters of the Universe: Fox rereleases the Trilogy on video
    Artists’ Profile & Portfolio: The Hildebrandts
    RPG: Double Cross on Ord Mantell
    Preview: The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
    Star Wars 101: A preview of the Essential Guide to Characters
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction part 1
    Star FX; Dennis Muren – ILM visual effects supervisor
    Game Room: Behind the scenes of Rebel Assault 2
    Comicscan: Interview: Mike Richardson – Founder of Dark Horse Comics
    Galactic Bazaar: QVC and Star Wars
    POSTER: Gorax by Ralph McQuarrie & Ralph McQuarrie Portfolio

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 6
    :) :) I’m missing issue 6 – Somebody help me out :) :)

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 7
    Design an Alien – Contest Winners
    Interview: Lucasfilm’s Howard Roffman on the genesis of Shadows
    Artist Profile & Portfolio: Hugh Fleming
    RPG: SOTE - Assignment: Decoy
    Book Excerpt: Shadows of the Empire
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction part 2
    Galactic Bazaar: Star Wars Model Kits
    Comicscan: Dark Horse’s Shadows of the Empire
    Game Room: Shadows of the Empire
    Star FX: Mark Vaz tells Shadows secrets
    POSTER: Shadows of the Empire Character Guide & Prince Xizor by The Hildebrandts

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 8
    RPG: Dark Vendetta (featuring High Inquisitor Tremayne and Darth Vader)
    Artist Profile & Portfolio: Cam Kennedy
    Star Wars Forever: Kenner’s growing 20-year old Star Wars line
    The Dark Side article by Kevin J. Anderson
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction part 3
    Game Room: Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
    Galactic Bazaar: SW Stamps and Coins with Price Guide
    POSTER: The Dark Side by Cam Kennedy & The Deadly Dozen by Andy Mangels

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 9
    The Hildebrandts at Work: Shadows Card Set
    ILM: Volume II – New book chronicling their second decade
    RPG: Wanderer of Worlds
    Steve Sansweet Visits Galoob Toys
    Shadows Vehicles
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Shadow Stalker part 1
    Comicscan: DHC does Timothy Zahn’s Dark Force Rising
    Game Room: Game designer Jon Knoles
    Galactic Bazaar: Cereal Boxes and Premiums with Price Guide
    POSTER: Millennium Falcon and Outrider by the Hildebrandts & Shadows of the Empire Vehicle Guide

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 10
    Cover Artist’s Portfolio: Joe Jusko
    The Making of the Special Edition
    Letting the World Know…Pre-release publicity for the Special Editions
    Sounding Off: Remastering the soundtracks
    Specialized Comic: Dark Horse Special Edition comics
    RPG: Sandbound on Tatooine
    CCG: Ice World Cometh – Decipher’s Hoth Expansion
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Shadow Stalker part 2
    Galactic Bazaar: TOPPS Trading Cards with Price Guide
    POSTER: Special Edition X-Wings attack the Death Star & What’s new in the Special Editions

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 11
    Illusive Originals: Sculptor Mario Chiodo and Star Wars Maquettes
    RPG Fiction: Emperor’s Trophy
    Darth Vader Unmasked: Dark Father
    Cover Artist’s Portfolio: Walter Simonson
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Shadow Stalker part 3
    Comicscan: Darth Vader in comics
    Game Room: Vader’s game appearances
    Star FX: ILM and the Special Edition Jabba
    Galactic Bazaar: Darth Vader Collectibles with Price List
    POSTER: Darth Vader & Walter Simonson’s Galaxy Chase Card Triptych

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 12
    Star Wars Vehicles: The new card set
    Cover Artist’s Portfolio: Dave Devries
    RPG Fiction: Priority X
    Women of Star Wars
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: Shadow Stalker part 4
    Comicscan: Leia in comics
    Star FX: History of effects part 1
    Game Room: Masters of Teras Kasi
    Galactic Bazaar: Princess Leia Collectibles with Price List
    POSTER: Princess Leia by Dave Devries & Princess Leia: A Heroine’s Tale

    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE 13
    Smithsonian Exhibit: Star Wars in D.C.
    Cover Artist Portfolio: Joe Quesada
    Self-Contained Roleplaying Adventure: Jedi Protector
    Want to be a Jedi? Article by Kevin J. Anderson
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: The Jabba Tape part 1
    Comicscan: Tom Veitch talks about writing comics with Jedi Knights
    Star FX: Part 2 of the history of special effects
    Galactic Bazaar: Star Wars Specials (Icecapades, Super-Live Special, and Star Tours)
    Star Wars Specialties Price Guide
    POSTER: Luke, Obi-Wan & Yoda by Quesada and Palmiotti & The Jedi (a historical overview) by Bill Smith

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    STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE PRESENTS: STAR WARS TOYS
    Behind the Scenes at Kenner
    Off the Shelf: Upcoming products from Galoob, Tiger, and Applause
    Kenner Action Figure Price Guide
    Factoyds: 20th Anniversary roundup of all things Star Wars
    What’s in Store: The newest store exclusives
    Toy Test Dummies
     
  3. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Galaxy Collector Issues

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 1
    Around the Galaxy: Preview of the new products for 1998
    Book Preview: The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
    A Visit to West End Games
    Interview & Portfolio: Drew Struzan
    Interview: Kim Simmons – Kenner Photographer Since 1981
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: The Jabba Tape part 2
    Star Wars Stuff: Japanese SW Collectibles
    Exclusive Price Guide: Japanese SW Collectibles
    POSTER: George Lucas ’98 by Drew Struzan

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 2
    Around the Galaxy
    Comicscan: Rare Star Wars Comics
    Interview: Sculptor Greg Arnowitz – Crafting Legends in 3D
    Interview: Hasbro designer Todd Wise
    20 Years of Estes Rocket models
    Dark Horse Mini Comic: The Jabba Tape part 3
    Star Wars Stuff: Unproduced Kenner Star Wars Toys
    Action Figure Price Guide
    POSTER: Celebrating Estes’ Star Wars Fleet

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 3
    Around the Galaxy: New Star Wars Products
    Expansion Team: Kenner’s New Expanded Universe Line
    An Elegant Toy: Lightsaber Collectibles
    Customized Action Figures: Go Figure
    Designing the Galaxy: SOEDA designers create Riddell Mini-Helmets
    Interview: Creators of the Star Wars CCG
    Dark Horse Mini-Comic: The Jabba Tape part 4
    Comicscan: Return of the Star Wars Newspaper Strips
    Star Wars Stuff: Steve Sansweet’s Collection – Separation Anxiety
    Trading Card Price Guide

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 4
    Around the Galaxy
    Star Wears: Extraordinary Star Wars Fashions
    Interview: Michael Stackpole & Aaron Allston
    New Star Wars Cookie Jars
    Teaser Toys: Episode I Preview Toys
    Movie Posters
    In Their Own Words: Toy Customizers
    Comicscan: SW Comics that almost made it to print
    Star Wars Stuff: Kenner Mini Catalogs
    Action Figure Price Guide
    POSTER: Star Wars Movie Posters & VINTAGE REPRINT: Star Wars One-Year Birthday Poster

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 5
    Lego & Lucas: Star Wars Legos
    Interview: Sculptor Randy Bowen – Man of Bronze
    Friend or Faux: Fake SW Collectibles
    Millenium Falcon Collectibles
    Applause Star Wars Products
    Naboo Fighter: Exclusive Preview of upcoming N-1 Fighter toys
    Comicscan: The Top 20 SW Comic stories
    Star Wars Stuff: Kenner Toy Fair Catalogs
    Toy Vehicles Price Guide
    POSTER: Slave Leia Photo & VINTAGE REPRINT: Coming To Your Galaxy This Summer

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 6
    SPECIAL (FX)TIONS: Toy technology past and present
    Star Wars Cereal Boxes
    Around the Episode I Galaxay: Comprehensive 1999 merchandise coverage
    Figure It Out: Fans custom figures
    Star Wars Stuff: Steve Sansweet take a trip down memory lane
    Rendezvous on Tatooine by Gus Lopez
    POSTER: Hasbro 1999 Action Figure Collection & Applause Episode I Final Battle

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 7
    Naboo Royal Starship: A look at the new toy
    Star Wars Celebration: Coverage
    Random House: Star Wars Books
    Toy Show Experience: Looking for treasures
    Arcade Games: In search of the video trilogy
    Collection Display: How to fit it all under one roof
    Thinkway Toys: SW alarm clocks & more
    Advanced Graphics: Makers of life-size 3D cardboard druids
    Interview: Jake Lloyd
    Comicscan: Luke’s Lost Loves
    Star Wars Stuff: A Completist’s Dilemma
    POSTER: Episode I Micro Machines 1999 Collection & EI Action Fleet 1999 Collection

    STAR WARS GALAXY COLLECTOR 8
    Bid Wars: Online auctions revolutionize the art of acquisition
    Mexican Standoff: new discoveries south of the border
    Episode Pepsi One: Star Wars and Pepsi
    The Post Man: Don Post Studios and Star Wars Masks
    Foreign Food Fare: Overseas Fast Food Toys
    Interview: Ray Park
    Action Figure Price Guide
    Dressed for Success: SW Cast and Crew Items
    Figure it Out: Customizers ponder their Podracing potentials
    Star Wars Stuff: Episode I in Europe
    POSTER: Applause Episode I 1999 Collection & Applause 1999 Fast Food Premium Collection
     
  4. r2dee2

    r2dee2 New Recruit

    GREAT info on those darthskelington :D !! Thanks!

    .....and I have PICS of all the galaxy magazines here
     
  5. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Thanks R2! Nice site you have there. Everyone be sure to check out R2dee2's site. There's photos of the magazines, plus info on the cards included and other TOPPS Star Wars magazines. Not to mention lots of other SW info :)
     
  6. r2dee2

    r2dee2 New Recruit

    Thanks for your endorsement darthskelington!! It means a lot to me:D :cool:
     

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